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Old 01-28-2018, 10:44 AM   #1481
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Meeting on Wednesday with MassDOT, DCR, BPDA, BTD about improvements to Birmingham Parkway between the Mass Pike and Western Ave
6:30pm @ WGBH
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As shame they didn't post the materials in advance. I hope the long-term improvements include a flyover ramp from I-90 WB to Birmingham Parkway.

Pretty cheap to do, and really helpful for traffic in the Circle of Death.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:48 AM   #1482
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As shame they didn't post the materials in advance. I hope the long-term improvements include a flyover ramp from I-90 WB to Birmingham Parkway.

Pretty cheap to do, and really helpful for traffic in the Circle of Death.
The lack of entry and exit points on the pike really creates a nightmare on almost every exit. The Allston Cambridge one is especially bad, and I don't believe the new design will do much to alleviate it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:52 AM   #1483
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BCDC Presentation for 5 Washington St.

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...a-4563d0968c5c
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:07 PM   #1484
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Arrowstreet has renderings of the interior of 61 N Beacon. They also have some plans that indicate a possible future for the existing dealership site.

http://www.arrowstreet.com/portfolio...lage-showroom/
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:03 AM   #1485
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There's a great column in the Globe today about Representative Seth Moulton taking down Secretary of State William Galvin over his NIMBY opposition to a proposed Veteran's housing facility in Brighton.

I don't want this to get sidetracked into some stupid political pissing contest (both pols here are of the same party, after all), but hats off to Rep Moulton for calling Galvin on his bullshit and getting this project moving. We need more elected leaders who will step in to get good projects built. Moulton definitely seems like the type of guy who's destined for higher office.
construction set to begin....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...9rM/story.html

history of Galvin's interference at the site.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...V0M/story.html

i like those old buildings. Been inside and all through two of 'em.

project details....

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...d-704db9b3c285

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/...-health-center
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:49 PM   #1486
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:43 PM   #1487
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6 floors of apartments on SFR:

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:39 PM   #1488
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I know it's been said before, but the BRA needs to blow up that whole area--everything north of the Pike--and start over.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:11 AM   #1489
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I know it's been said before, but the BRA needs to blow up that whole area--everything north of the Pike--and start over.
That's a very weird opinion. What do you not like about the residential areas north of the pike? The industrial areas are already being redeveloped and consolidation of ownership indicates the commercial strips will likely be redeveloped as well. And I don't think anyone wants to blow up Harvard stadium or HBS.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:02 AM   #1490
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What's so bad about it? It's a little scruffy but rapidly getting redeveloped. With rents over 3k/month, the whole neighborhood should be transformed within a few years (obviously it is, with all the development in this thread).
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:41 PM   #1491
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Sorry, I meant the pocket west of Market Street.



Leo Birmingham is redundant, the old road ROW and leftover green space (dead center of image below) is completely pointless, the grade change prevents connectivity, and Soldiers Field Place shouldn't be a dead end. If this were SimCity I'd wipe it clean and start anew. There's more than enough space here for a Boston Landing 2.0.

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Old 02-22-2018, 12:50 PM   #1492
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Which old rail ROW?
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:55 PM   #1493
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The diagonal road to nowhere in the middle of the second image.

Actually it seems that was always just a road and connected into the city fabric just south of there. I though it was a rail spur for the old stock yards. I edited my post.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:14 PM   #1494
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Leo Birmingham is redundant, the old road ROW and leftover green space (dead center of image below) is completely pointless, the grade change prevents connectivity, and Soldiers Field Place shouldn't be a dead end. If this were SimCity I'd wipe it clean and start anew. There's more than enough space here for a Boston Landing 2.0.
I agree 100%. At the very least, Leo Birmingham should be put on a serious road diet and the Commonwealth and City should sell off all that wasted green space to be developed. Let the market redevelop the light industrial and retail parcels over the next decade.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:32 PM   #1495
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Used to be an old abattoir. So what you see is an improvement.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:37 PM   #1496
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As if some higher power were reading this thread, THIS (PNF document) - http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...d-8e1e1a4301e9 - just came out of nowhere. Condos - 200+ units - proposed for 1550 SFR and SF Place.

Maybe deserves its own thread? Renders look good. Apologies I can't pull from the PNF.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:02 PM   #1497
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:03 PM   #1498
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Looking at a map of the neighborhood....

What is the point of Birmingham Parkway? Seems like Soldier's Field Rd could more than handle the trips rerouted by eliminating it. Redevelop that whole area with neighborhood streets.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:59 PM   #1499
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As if some higher power were reading this thread, THIS (PNF document) - http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...d-8e1e1a4301e9 - just came out of nowhere. Condos - 200+ units - proposed for 1550 SFR and SF Place.
Lol Shepard... look at post #1487. My criticisms didn't come out of nowhere
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